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Eyshet Hayil

Lit. “woman of valor”
This 22 verse poem from Proverbs 31 is arranged as an acrostic and is often recited in Jewish households on Friday night. The poem describes the characteristics of a “good wife” and is also thought of as an allegory referencing the Shekhinah, Torah or Shabbat.

Synonyms: Eshet Chayil, Eshet Hayil

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